About Roi Ben-Yehuda

Roi Ben-Yehuda is an Israeli writer based in the US. He is a regular contributor to Haaretz and France 24. His work has also been featured in publications such as The Turkish Daily News, Al-Jazeera, Middle East Times, Middle-East Online, Publico, The Metropolitan, Common Ground, Jewcy, Jbooks, Tikkun, Zeek, Voices-Unabridged, AllVoices, PresentTense, and The Epoch Times. His articles have been translated into multiple languages including: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu, and Indonesian. The Muslim writer Irshad Manji has called Roi “a rising journalist and public thinker” and has profiled him in May of 2008 as an “agent of moral courage”. Roi holds degrees from New School University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is currently a doctoral student at the Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.


Hamas Advocating Dialogue Through Children’s Cartoon? Not Exactly.

By January 9, 2010

Last month, on the controversial Palestinian children’s program,

The New Inquisition: A Video Against Jewish Assimilation (UPDATED)

By September 8, 2009

During the Middle Ages, the Inquisition used to "inspire" people to inform on individuals who were secretly Jewish. Today, the Israeli government – in partnership with the Jewish Agency – is getting people to inform on Jews who are not … Read More

Like Father, Like Son? Netanyahu’s Father Says Son Not Serious About Two-State Solution

By July 9, 2009

In a controversial interview with Israel’s Channel II News, the father of Prime Minister Netanyahu, historian Benzion Netanyahu, says that his son does not support a Palestinian state. The elder Netanyahu claims that the Prime Minister told him he deliberately placed impossible conditions … Read More

The Shame Is On Us

By December 10, 2008

Recent actions in Hebron by the right-wing Jewish settlers have brought great disgrace to the nation of Israel and the Jewish people. Simply put, this week showed us the dark side of the union between religion and nationalism. Our religion … Read More

Could the Middle East Use a Little Less Religion?

By December 3, 2008

Here is a scenario and question for you: You wake up tomorrow morning and to your utter astonishment your paper’s front page reads: "Religion Ceases to Exist in the Middle East." Will this increase or decrease the chance for peace … Read More

There is No Business Like Shoah Business

By November 27, 2008

Anthony O. "Tony" Scott recently published a thought-provoking essay in the New York Times on the romance between the film industry (most notably Hollywood) and the Holocaust. The catalyst for the piece is the plethora of Holocaust-related movies that are … Read More

The Ice-Cream Rule And The Arab-Israeli Conflict

By October 30, 2008

Growing up in Argentina, my girlfriend Gabriela and her sister Paola cherished ice-cream day. On that day they got to eat as much ice-cream as they could. Only there was a catch. Gabriela’s mother employed The Ice Cream Rule: one … Read More

Tzipi Livni: Israel Got Next

By June 23, 2008

The historian J. Rufus Fears noted that great leaders – from Pericles to Lincoln to Churchill – share four characteristics. They are anchored in principles, guided by a moral compass, posses a vision, and have the ability to build consensus … Read More